North Dakota Health and Human Services’ Money Follows the Person program stakeholders are meeting Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m. CDT, to review and discuss ongoing efforts to serve North Dakotans with disabilities closer to home and outside of institutional settings.
Last year, the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program helped 135 North Dakotans with disabilities move from institutional settings to homes and apartments with supportive services. Services also help individuals with disabilities remain living at home and in their communities with support from partner agencies.
The meeting agenda includes discussion on new MFP grant terms and conditions, the 2023 budget, benchmarks, the National Core Indicator survey and quality measure requirements, MFP sustainability plan, MFP supplemental services that help address transition barriers, and the formation of committees on operational protocol and sustainability plan development.
At the meeting, the department’s Adult and Aging Services team will provide updates on the Aging and Disabilities Resource Link transition and diversion services team. The department’s Life Skills and Transition Center and Developmental Disabilities Section will also share updates on their work supporting individuals in the community.
In addition, MFP grant program reports such as transition benchmarks, housing services, the MFP tribal initiative, and more will be discussed. There will be time for committee identified topics. Members will also have an opportunity to share updates. A meeting notice with the full agenda is online at hhs.nd.gov/news/publicnotice.
This is a public meeting. Interested individuals can attend virtually online through Microsoft Teams or via conference call at 701-328-0950, conference ID 591 704 365#. Details are in the public meeting notice.
Individuals who need accommodations to participate in the meeting can contact Kayla Trzpuc at 701-328-8652, toll-free 855-462-5465, 711 (TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stakeholder group advises HHS on in-home and community-based services for Medicaid-eligible individuals with disabilities.
Over the years, MFP funds have helped a total of 820 eligible Medicaid members with disabilities move from nursing homes, the Life Skills and Transition Center and other facilities to apartments, family members’ homes, or other types of community living arrangements with supportive services. Participation in transition services is voluntary.